30 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, November 26-28

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      Please note: due to COVID-19, B.C. Vaccine Cards and/or masks may be required for entry to certain in-person events.

      FRIDAY: South Indian percussion virtuoso Trichy Sankaran performs with Vancouver-based world-jazz ensemble The Offering of Curtis Andrews at Norman Rothstein Theatre.

      FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Vancouver singer-songwriters Shari Ulrich and Jane Mortifee in a double bill at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: the Cinematheque presents online streamings of Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away as part of the European Union Film Festival 2021.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Deep Cove Stage Society presents the final performance of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by Tracy Labrosse, at North Van's Deep Cove Stage.

      FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: music director Otto Tausk and Vancouver Symphony principal cellist Henry Shapard join the VSO in a program of works by Wagner and Lalo.

      Joe Dante's The Howling is part of the Rio Grind Film Festival.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: the Rio Grind Film Festival features a plethora of genre films, including a 40th anniversary screening of The Howling, at the Rio Theatre.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: an expansive solo show of the works of Steven Shearer is on display at North Vancouver's Polygon Gallery until Feb. 13, 2022.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: at Canyon Lights the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is lit end-to-end with a multi-coloured light display.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYImagine Picasso, an immersive exhibition featuring massive projections of the pioneering Spanish artist's work, is now running at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: in collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver is presenting the traveling exhibition Boarder X until October 2022.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYCanoe Cultures :: Ho’-ku-melh at the Vancouver Maritime Museum features the work of 20 Indigenous artists and carvers alongside historical images and information that tells the story of the resilience and strength of Indigenous peoples through the war canoe and all it represents. Curated by Indigenous artist and cultural historian Roxanne Charles, the exhibition runs until July 3, 2022.

      Amanda Sum (left) and Dawn Petten in East Van Panto: Alice in Wonderland
      Tim Matheson

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: take a trip through the looking glass with Theatre Replacement's ninth annual East Van Panto at the York Theatre.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Kim Collier directs playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's fresh take on the 15th-century morality play, Everybody, at Langara College's Studio 58.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYMichelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition--which offers a close-up look at Michelangelo's Renaissance masterpiece--shows at the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYSho Sho Esquiro: Doctrine of Discovery is a solo exhibition by designer, artist, and activist Sho Sho Esquiro that showcases meticulously crafted couture gowns, textiles, paintings, and photographs to celebrate the beauty and resilience of First Nations communities. The exhibition runs at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art until June 5, 2022.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYGROWING FREEDOM: The instructions of Yoko Ono/The art of John and Yoko runs at the Vancouver Art Gallery until May 1, 2022. The exhibition is divided into two parts, the first of which delves into Ono’s artistic process, reflecting her radical and unconventional approach, and the second highlighting Ono and her deceased husband John Lennon’s collaborative art projects aimed at promoting peace.

      Dumb Instrument Dance's Justine Calvadores

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: Dance in Vancouver, at various venues, is a program of curated conversations, provocations, and encounters celebrating Vancouver’s vibrant contemporary dance community. 

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYSankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots, an exhibition that explores the relationships between traditional and contemporary African art and Black Canadian contemporary art, runs until March 27, 2022 at the MOA.

      FRIDAY TO SUNDAYOG Punk, running at North Vancouver's Polygon Gallery until January 2, 2022, captures the ethos of punk subculture by Vancouver photographer Dina Goldstein.

      SATURDAY: local reggae-pop singer-songwriter Daniel Wesley plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Mad Riddim.

      SATURDAY: Vancouver post-punk/new-wave quartet ACTORS plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Bootblacks, Devours, and the Gathering.

      SATURDAY: the North Shore Celtic Ensemble performs its show Connections at North Vancouver's Centennial Theatre.

      Andrea Jin

      SATURDAY: Vancouver comedians Andrea Jin and Sharon Mahoney perform at Comic Strip, a weekly standup-comedy show at Tyrant Studios.

      SATURDAY: comedy duo the Garbage Sisters present a new sketch show and fresh long-form improv at Little Mountain Gallery.

      SATURDAY: the Trout Lake Pottery Club hosts its one-day holiday sale of handmade treasures made by members at the Trout Lake Community Centre.

      SATURDAY: Dino Archie headlines a weed-friendly comedy show at Amsterdam Cafe that also features performances by Andrea Jin, Hector Rivas, Jeremiah Ukponrefe, Abdul Ali, and host Ed Konya.

      SATURDAY: Afro-Canadian and Cherokee blues singer Dalannah Gail Bowen and hip-hop/soul/R&B duo Laydy Jams performs at the Voices for Hope fundraiser at the Cultch, with 100% of proceeds going towards financing efforts to support women fleeing Afghanistan.

      Baking Time
      Emily Cooper

      SATURDAY AND SUNDAYPresentation House Theatre and the UK's Oily Cart Theatre present Baking Time, a baking show for kids aged 3 to 8 and their parents, directed by Kim Selody.

      SATURDAY AND SUNDAYZee Zee Theatre presents the return of Virtual Humanity, in which participants can ‘check out’ a human online for a candid conversation about their life experiences, culture and beliefs.

      SUNDAY: the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra performs works by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens', and Brahms at the Orpheum Theatre.